A powerful butterfly-attracting perennial with strong stature and garden presence. Huge mauve-pink flowers are set on wine red stems bloom from July into September.
Large pink flowers attract butterflies
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native,adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Grows well in average to moist soils in a sunny location. Hollow stems are good for solitary nesting bees so if possible leave 6-18" of stems through the winter. Excellent selection for the back of the border or meadow plantings.